The Muppet Movie (1979)
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Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Edgar Bergen
Milton Berle
Mel Brooks
James Coburn
Dom DeLuise
Charles Durning
David Goelz
Elliott Gould
Bob Hope
Movie Details
Director James Frawley; James Frawle
Producer Jim Henson
Writer Jack Burns; Jerry Juhl
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 1 hr 35 mins
Color Color
Plot
Jim Henson vaulted Kermit, the famous floppy-armed frog, and his Muppet pals to the big screen with this charming 1979 musical adventure. Like the TV show that inspired it, Henson and director James Frawley playfully acknowledge movie clichés and conventions and allow the characters to address the camera in asides, like a Hope and Crosby road film for the 1980s. The ambitious singing frog decides to leave his swamp and conquer Hollywood, gathering a group of friends along the way (Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and more) and bumping into oodles of guest stars making tongue-in-cheek cameos (my favorite is the tip-of-the-hat appearance by Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy). Meanwhile, despicable fast-food king Charles Durning pursues Kermit, hoping to make him the spokesfrog for his Frogs-Legs restaurant franchise. Austin Pendleton costars as Durning's sad sack henchman while guest stars include James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Madeleine Kahn, Steve Martin, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Elliot Gould, Orson Welles, and Big Bird. Paul Williams penned the bouncy, song-filled score. You'll believe a frog can sing! --Sean Axmaker
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Index 154
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396053939
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/5/01
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
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